Pedestrian hit by truck

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News

By Josh Howald

A pedestrian avoided serious injury after a scary scene in downtown Kincardine last Tuesday afternoon.

Just after 2 p.m. on July 22, the South-Bruce OPP responded to a call at the intersection of Queen and Lambton Streets in Kincardine, where a pick-up truck had collided with pedestrians. Officers arrived, along with Bruce County paramedics, and learned the pedestrians had been crossing Queen Street as a black GMC Sierra was turning right from Lambton on to Queen.

The Independent arrived on the scene just after paramedics, and the pedestrians were a woman and young child. Neither appeared to be seriously injured, though the woman was visibly shook up. There was no serious damage to the pick-up truck, which was parked on Queen Street pointed north. The woman was able to stand under her own power, but at the urging of paramedics, accepted assistance and was loaded into a waiting ambulance while police officers directed traffic.

Eyewitness reports gathered by The Independent were conflicting. One bystander put the blame on the pedestrian, while another blamed the driver of the truck. Both witnesses said they thought the woman appeared to be hunched over or bending down at the time of impact. Police said in a press release issued Friday that the investigation is continuing. The release also noted that both pedestrians were taken to hospital and treated for minor injuires, then released.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that could assist to call 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip to crimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.